In Dimensions Math 6-8 Textbooks, lessons engage students with different levels of problem solving and real world application of math topics. Lessons progress as follows:
Chapter Opener: Introduces a topic through a real world example and identifies learning objectives.
Example: Helps students understand and master a concept through a worked example.
Try It!: Gives students an opportunity to answer a similar question to check how well they have grasped the concept.
Class Activity: Introduces new concepts through cooperative learning methods.
Basic Practice: Provides simple questions that involve the direct application of concepts.
Further Practice: Provides more challenging questions that involve the direct application of concepts.
Math@Work: Provides questions that involve the application of integrated concepts to practical situations.
Brainworks: Provides higher-order thinking questions that involve an open-ended approach to problem solving.
In A Nutshell: Consolidates important rules and concepts for quick and easy review.
Extend Your Learning Curve: Extends and applies concepts to problems that are investigative in nature and engages students in independent research.